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Blackberry Porter - Cannery Brewing Company

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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cannery Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2003

This amazing beer combines the best of all worlds. Five specialty malts and three superior hop varieties have been carefully chosen from the Pacific Northwest, the U.K. and Europe. The malted barleys and hops create a rich, traditional porter. The addition of all natural pure blackberry provides an exciting complexity to this easy sipping wonder. Lean back, relax, and savour the flavour!
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Ratings: 115 | Reviews: 64
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I love me some fruit beers, but for the most parts they`ve all been lighter coloured - this is my first trek into fruit flavoured porters, and this brewery`s beer sells not too badly at my store, so I am giving it a go.

The pour is straight up black with a dark beige head. The smell is rich in fruit aromas - like a jam almost. I don`t smell much actual beeriness, but there are some faint malty aromas in the background. The first sip was really cool - you definately get a lot of fruit taste, but it`s not sweet at all! This isn`t a good or a bad thing, since fruit beers really can go both ways and still be good. It sure tastes like a porter all right, but the more I drink it, the less I can taste that great berry taste that was so prevalent in the first few sips - very odd. Still, it is pleasant going down without an offputting aftertaste. The mouthfeel is good; it is low in carbonation like I would expect of the style, but has some fine body - although not as much body as some of the other porters I`ve tasted.

Overall, it looks and feels like a decent porter with some nice fruit tastes which were not sweet that somewhat become less pronounced as I went on. The smell, however, remained throughout, and was mild, but indicative of the presence of blackberries. I might buy this one again - it wasn`t that bad.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: frothy, tan head, great length and leaves lace; very dark brown colour, almost black

Aroma: sweet blackberry and cassis; maraschino cherry and hint of chocolate is giving sense of blackforest cake

Taste & Mouthfeel: fresh fruit flavour, not sugary sweet, more like squeezed juice; definitely sings of blackberry, get some concord grape too; finishes with a dry bitterness that doesn't overwhelm the juicy flavours; there's a hint of roasted malt is a nice pair to the fruit; light body and super easy-drinking; could maybe use a bit more hop or malt character, as the fruit flavour gets a bit tiring by the end

Overall: lacks the cloying sweetness typical of many fruit beers; love the natural flavour of the beer and fairly balanced composition, but would be interested to see this with a fuller body

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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A - Poured a dark brown with hints of purple. 1cm head. Some lacing.

S - Blueberry muffins and a side of coffee. Smells delicious but it doesn't smell like beer.

T - Blackberries and toasted grains. This is way too fruity.

M - Medium-light body, medium-light carbonation, fruit juice finish.

O - There's no way I could drink this. Drain pour.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Almost wholly black, mocha head with some creamy retention and good lace. Nose of blackberry, currants, blueberries, dark chocolate and light roast. Taste had almost the same with regards to dark berries, and roast is a touch more prominent. Sweet and fruity. Moderate bitterness lingers, medium body and carbonation is a higher medium. Good flavour, better than I recall when I've previously had this.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am genuinely surprised by how much I like this beer!

Pours a dark and clear burgundy with much colour at the edges of the glass. Minimal head dissipates quickly, but leaves some residual lacing. Mouthfeel is not as creamy as I expected from the oily looking pour and brief density of the head.

Aroma of dark roasted malts combined with real fruit does not strike me as flat or uni-dimensional, unlike what some other drinkers have indicated. The flavour combines an initial roasted malt sweetness, with the expected tones of chocolate and coffee, before transitioning to a tart hop finish. A bitterness that lingers for an impressive length of time! The blackberry is present throughout the tasting, but it tastes like real fruit rather than jam, and I find it complimentary to the dark, roasted malts.

Will now make an effort to track down any Cannery beers that I can find!

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Blackberry Porter from Cannery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.